Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Meeting The Needs Of The World

By Candradasa on Wed, 3 Aug, 2016 - 23:39

Meeting The Needs Of The World

By Candradasa on Wed, 3 Aug, 2016 - 23:39

A strong set of short talks as befits the title to start us off on day two of the 2016 Triratna International Council. 

Parami introduces Akuppa challenging us to examine our responses to the possible realities of climate change; Viveka, asking us with great feeling to be curious about the possibilities for diversity amid the realities of deep-seated conditioning around racial bias; and Yashosagar inviting us to embrace the Buddha’s vision of the Dhamma as an adequate response to...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Exeter & Devon sangha beach clean

By mokshini on Sat, 25 Jun, 2016 - 21:55

Exeter & Devon sangha beach clean

By mokshini on Sat, 25 Jun, 2016 - 21:55

This post could be entitled ‘How to do something positive for the world and have a really good day at the same time’: the Exeter & Devon Triratna sangha met with members of other local Buddhist groups - Western Chan fellowship, Gaia House group and Diamond Way - at Dawlish Warren, a little seaside resort south of Exeter, and followed Neil, our beachcare officer, along the beach, away from the shops selling flip flops and ice cream.  

10 minutes on the...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Amalaketu: 10 Steps To Sustainability

By mokshini on Sun, 19 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

Amalaketu: 10 Steps To Sustainability

By mokshini on Sun, 19 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

For Buddhist Action Month 2016 we asked our friends from around the world to say what the Bodhisattva Ideal means to them…

Amalaketu is spearheading a great drive to see all Triratna Buddhist Centres in the UK become sustainable spaces. Here’s his easy-to-implement 10-step guide to making it happen… What are you waiting for? :)

Download your pack at thebuddhistcentre.com/sustainable

More at thebuddhistcentre.com/bam - get involved!

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Yogaratna: Breaking The Silence, Changing The Story

By mokshini on Fri, 17 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

Yogaratna: Breaking The Silence, Changing The Story

By mokshini on Fri, 17 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

For Buddhist Action Month 2016 we asked our friends from around the world to say what the Bodhisattva Ideal means to them…

Yogaratna’s “video diary” for BAM 2016 is a no-holds-barred and urgent call-to-action around climate change - what can we do and how can we, as Buddhists, inform ourselves about the issue.

More at thebuddhistcentre.com/bam - get involved!

Triratna News
Triratna News

Buddhist Action Month in full swing

By Munisha on Thu, 16 Jun, 2016 - 14:15

Buddhist Action Month in full swing

By Munisha on Thu, 16 Jun, 2016 - 14:15

We’re halfway through Buddhist Action Month, a pan-Buddhist festival of social action which has spread from Britain to many countries.

With their own particular BAM theme of ‘21st century Bodhisattvas’, Triratna sanghas are hard at work (and play) in Turkey, Ireland, Australia, Germany, New Zealand and the USA, as well as Britain. 

Over on The Buddhist Centre Online’s special BAM page you can follow their activities – and view the short video talks we’re posting to keep everyone inspired, from...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Guhyapati: On Inner And Outer Transformation

By mokshini on Wed, 15 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

Guhyapati: On Inner And Outer Transformation

By mokshini on Wed, 15 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

For Buddhist Action Month 2016 we asked our friends from around the world to say what the Bodhisattva Ideal means to them…

Guhyapati has been spearheading a pioneering Eco-Dharma community in the Pyrenees for many years, and wants to see some of the principles of that movement brought to bear in our own lives of practice, giving rise to new projects that will re-shape the personal, economic, political and ecological landscape of the 21st Century.

More at thebuddhistcentre.com/bam - get involved!

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Tejopala: On Climate Change and Loving Kindness

By mokshini on Mon, 13 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

Tejopala: On Climate Change and Loving Kindness

By mokshini on Mon, 13 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

For Buddhist Action Month 2016 we asked our friends from around the world to say what the Bodhisattva Ideal means to them…

Tejopala speaks here with his customary eloquence and passion both about his own journey to environmental awareness and what we can do to make a difference with a crucial issue for any 21st Century Bodhisattva

More at thebuddhistcentre.com/bam - get involved!

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Buddhistischer Aktions Monat auch in Essen DE

By mokshini on Sun, 12 Jun, 2016 - 14:38

Buddhistischer Aktions Monat auch in Essen DE

By mokshini on Sun, 12 Jun, 2016 - 14:38

Buddhist Action Month is also happening in Essen, Germany. They’ve got a range of actions, ranging from cycling, themes at Sangha Nights the rationale of BAM, Compassion and Deep Ecology; the ethics of re-cycling; looking at our true values and priorities  and ending with a shared vegan brunch feast! 

BAM – Buddhistischer Aktions-Monat

Folgende Veranstaltungen zum Buddhistischen Aktions-Monat sind geplant:

21.5.-10.6. Wir machen mit einem eigenen Team mit beim „Stadtradeln“ („Buddhisten in Essen“). Einstieg auch verspätet möglich, mehr Infos: www.buddhistisches-zentrum-essen.de/community/engagierter-buddhismus/akt…

31.Mai       Dharma-Abend: Auftakt zu BAM:...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

magic, transformation and connection in Exeter

By mokshini on Thu, 9 Jun, 2016 - 12:08

magic, transformation and connection in Exeter

By mokshini on Thu, 9 Jun, 2016 - 12:08

As part of BAM 2016 in Exeter Sagaravajra came to Sangha Night to tell us the story of himself and his magical Forest Garden in East Devon. His story and photos are truly one of abundance, beauty, magic and sustainability! If you have not come across the concept of Forest Gardens before do visit Sagaravajra’s facebook page (or go and visit or even better you may be able to volunteer in his garden!). It was fascinating to...

Triratna News
Triratna News

21st-Century Bodhisattvas: Buddhist Action Month 2016 begins!

By Munisha on Wed, 1 Jun, 2016 - 12:04

21st-Century Bodhisattvas: Buddhist Action Month 2016 begins!

By Munisha on Wed, 1 Jun, 2016 - 12:04

It’s the first day of June, which means it’s Buddhist Action Month 2016!

BAM is an annual festival of Buddhist-inspired socially benficial activity. Under the ’21st-Century Bodhisattva’ theme, over the last few weeks, Triratna sanghas in Istanbul, Dublin, Australia, Essen (Germany), New Zealand and New Hampshire (USA), as well as all over Britain, have been posting news of their plans on the dedicated BAM space here on The Buddhist Centre Online. Have a look!

Planned events relate to topics including peace activism, environmental sustainability, capitalism, compassion and...

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